[Clinical study on Shenqi Fuzheng injection combined with chemotherapy in treating malignant tumor of digestive tract]

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1998 Nov;18(11):658-61.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To assess the clinical effect and safety of Shenqi Fuzheng Injection (SQFZI) combined with chemotherapy in treating malignant tumor of digestive tract.

Methods: One hundred and eighty-two patients were randomly divided into 3 groups, the combined therapy group (Group A), the SQFZI group (Group B) and the chemotherapy group (Group C). The remission and stabilization effect on cancer were observed.

Results: The remission rate and stabilizing rate of Group A were 20.2% and 87.9%, and those of the Group C were 15.6% and 68.9%, the difference between the two groups was significant, P < 0.05. The symptom and living quality improving rate of Group A were 78.8% and 42.4% separately, those of the Group B were 73.7% and 68.4% and of the Group C 37.8% and 26.7% respectively, the inter-group differences were significant, P < 0.05. The weight gain rate and effective rate of Group A were 45.5% and 90.9%, of Group C were 13.3% and 40.0%, P < 0.05. SQFZI showed good protective effect on hematopoietic system, 7.7% patients in Group A with WBC count lower than 4 x 10(9)/L after treatment, while in Group C, the percentage reached 22.2%. Moreover, SQFZI could raise activity of NK cell, macrophage and T-lymphcyte subgroups, without any injury on heart, liver and kidney function or other adverse reaction.

Conclusion: SQFZI combined with chemotherapy has certain effect of remitting and stablizing on digestive tract tumor, the clinical effect is significant to patients with Qi-Deficiency, and is safe and reliable.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / therapeutic use
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Cyclophosphamide / administration & dosage
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Fluorouracil / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitomycin / administration & dosage
  • Qi
  • Stomach Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Yang Deficiency / drug therapy


  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • shenqi fuzheng
  • Mitomycin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Fluorouracil